Centre for the History of Racism and Anti-Racism in Modern Italy 

centra provides advanced historical research

on national and transnational questions concerning the role of racisms - including antisemitism, colonial racism, antiziganism and Islamophobia - in Italian history (19th - 21th centuries).

We cover many topics with various methodological approaches and thematic perspectives,

ranging from political to cultural history, from history of science to visual cultural studies and art history, from social history to law history.

Racism in Italy

Anti-Racism in Italy

Colonialism and post colonialism

Visual cultures of Racism and Anti-Racism

Legal history

Eugenics and Race Science in Italy

Antisemitism and the fight (cultural, political, social) against antisemitism

Urban history, diversity, practices of ghettoization


Race and medicine in Italy

Depictions of national character

Cultural memory, politics of forgetting and difficult heritage

Religions, Racism and Anti-Racism

Department of Antiquities, Philosophy, History

We are historians and researchers.

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